The Social Housing White Paper: impact on Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)

After what seemed like a lifetime of waiting, the Government recently published the social housing white paper. They have been many incredibly helpful write-ups and opinion pieces in relation to the content, however, I wanted to write a short…
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Janine Green ASB Chats….Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE)

Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) is something that front-line officers may encounter and it is therefore very important that officers are trained to recognise it, handle it sensitively and ensure that the right people and agencies are made…

The Closure Order in Practice

I sincerely believe that the Closure Order is one of the more powerful and effective tools in the ASB toolkit. At this point, I hope you’re nodding along with me emphatically. If you’re not, can I be so bold as to suggest that perhaps your…
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Janine Green ASB Chats…..The PSPO

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/janinegreenasb/ringr_131708_132001.mono_2.mp3 In this episode, Janine is joined by Ben Archer, a PhD student at Sheffield Hallam University. Ben is undertaking his research into the Public Spaces Protection…

Getting your evidence right

An ASB officer (by which I mean any officer who has responsibility for managing cases of ASB) needs a wide (and seemingly ever-growing!) range of skills in order to do their job to best effect. One such skill is the ability to draft a civil…
Getting your evidence right

Janine Green ASB Chats……..Partnership Working

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/janinegreenasb/ringr_115640_115184.mono_3.mp3 Partnership working is key to being able to effectively tackle ASB. In this episode, Janine is joined by Darren Burton, Head of Housing Consultancy Service at…

The Community Protection Notice: a backdoor injunction?

The recent case of Sanderson -v- Staffordshire Moorlands has brought conversation about the use of the Community Protection Notice (CPN) to the fore again. It is fair to say that the CPN has been one of the tools within the ASB, Crime and Policing…

Tackling ASB in Challenging Times

Recently, I invited Rebecca Brown to be a guest on my podcast (Janine Green ASB Chats…). Rebecca is the CEO of ASB Help, a national charity established to improve the support that is available to victims of ASB. The charity is working hard…
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Janine Green ASB Chats……….. Covid-19 and ASB

http://traffic.libsyn.com/janinegreenasb/ringr_109965_109430.mono_2.mp3 The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly changed the way we manage cases of ASB; we have had to quickly adapt our case management approach in order to deliver a service…

Hearsay Evidence: much more than Chinese Whispers?

As with most things relating to ASB case management, there are very good ways of using hearsay evidence to support legal cases, as well as very bad. The recent case of Taylor v Solihull MBC was a timely reminder to ensure that we are presenting…